Webinars

The Texas Digital Library (TDL) welcomes faculty, staff, and students from all TDL member institutions to participate in hosted webinar sessions. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered in a TDL webinar or are a TDL member and would like to contribute to the TDL webinar sessions, please contact us.

TDL webinars are available to view live and will be archived in the TDL Repository and on the TDL YouTube Channel for viewing later.

Upcoming Webinars

Laying the Foundation for Research Data Services: Three-Part Series

Presenters:

  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Research Services, University of Houston Libraries
  • Peace Williamson, Director for Research Data Services, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries
  • Session 1. Getting Started with the Texas Data Repository and Data Competencies 

Friday, February 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)

REGISTRATION (required, and free for TDL members)

This initial webinar will cover the Texas Data Repository’s role as an integral part of the research data infrastructure in Texas and introduce a set of competencies for data training on your campus. This session will preview following sessions and include results from the data symposium and how these webinars address some of these needs.

 

  • Session 2. Teaching Data: Developing Data Instruction Using a Multi-Level Competency Model

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)

REGISTRATION (required, and free for TDL members)

In this webinar, we will discuss how the Data Information Literacy (DIL) model has been expanded at the University of Texas at Arlington as an adaptable frame on which to build an entire data services program. The presenter will describe the data competencies, their levels, and expectations for teaching emerging, intermediate, and expert level audiences.

 

  • Session 3. Learning By Example: Connecting Data Competencies with the Texas Data Repository

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)

REGISTRATION (required, and free for TDL members)

This webinar session will connect teaching data competencies explored in Session 2 with core functionality of the Texas Data Repository. It will address data competency learning outcomes, including: using the TDR to add, describe, share, and publish data; managing data, including versioning and de-accessioning data; and downloading and using data.


 Recent Webinars

Launching the Texas Data Repository: How to Implement TDR at Your Institution: Part 1

Thursday, October 6 | 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM (CDT)

Presenters:

  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Repository Services, University of Houston Libraries

The Texas Data Repository (TDR), a new service offered by the Texas Digital Library, is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets and other data products created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. The repository, which is built in the open source application Dataverse, will enable TDL member libraries to provide research data management services to their campus communities that will: enable compliance with federal mandates for data archiving and sharing, increase the scholarly impact of datasets through assignment of persistent online identifiers and citations, and facilitate limited sharing within research groups, data versioning, and long-term preservation.

In this webinar, Kristi Park (Director of the TDL) and Santi Thompson (Head of Digital Repository Services at the University of Houston Libraries and chair of the TDL Dataverse Implementation Working Group) will give an overview of the repository service, requirements for TDL member participation, and plans for the future of the service.

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Launching DPN’s Texas Preservation Node: Digital Preservation for the Texas Academy

Tuesday, June 28 | 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM (CDT)

Presenters:

  • Mary Molinaro, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Preservation Network
  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Ryan Steans, Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library

Leadership from the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) will join the Texas Digital Library staff to discuss the launch of the Texas Preservation Node, an ingestion point to the Digital Preservation Network.

DPN (http://dpn.org) is a large-scale digital preservation service that is built to last beyond the life spans of individuals, technological systems, and organizations. DPN provides members of the academy and their successors with assurance that future access to their scholarly resources will be available in the event of disruptive change in administrative or physical institutional environments. By establishing a redundant and varied technical and legal infrastructure the survival, ownership and management of preserved digital content in the future is assured for DPN members.

TDL members will have access to the DPN service through the Texas Preservation Node, a partnership among the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, the TDL, and the Texas Academic Computing Center.

This webinar will provide TDL members with details of the Digital Preservation Network and the Texas Preservation Node service, including information about the DPN service model, requirements for use, costs, general technology infrastructure, and ingestion workflow.

More information: https://tdl.org/digital-preservation-network/

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SHARE Webinar

Thursday, May 5 | 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM (CDT)

Presenters:

  • Judy Ruttenberg, SHARE Program Director for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, ARL Visiting Program Officer for SHARE

On May 5, from 10:30 – 11:30 CST, Judy Ruttenberg, SHARE program director for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Cynthia Hudson-Vitale, ARL Visiting Program Officer for SHARE, will provide a one-hour webinar for the Texas Digital Library community on the SHARE project, highlighting the latest technical and community developments and how TDL libraries can participate and benefit from SHARE. Ruttenberg and Hudson-Vitale will cover the what, why, and how of SHARE as an open source and higher education effort to build a free, open data set of research and scholarly activity across the life cycle. SHARE is addressing institutions’ need for data about their own activities, and libraries’s mission to collect, provide access, and preserve those activities. The presentation will also describe a new Curation Association program that SHARE is launching to involve library professionals in curating the SHARE (meta)data set in a professional development and service learning context.

More information about SHARE: http://www.share-research.org/

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Release of DSpace 5 Webinar (second)

January 20, 2016 | 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM (CST)

Presenters:

  • Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
  • Laura Waugh, Marketing Coordinator, Texas Digital Library

Join the Texas Digital Library (TDL) DSpace 5 Working Group for an upcoming webinar on the release of DSpace 5. There is no cost to TDL members. This is a repeat presentation of the DSpace 5 Release Webinar held on December 7, 2015 with the same information.

Members of the TDL DSpace 5 Working Group:

  • Susan Elkins, Angelo State University
  • Robert Luttrell, Texas Tech University
  • Le Yang, Texas Tech University
  • Alexandra Mitchell, Texas A&M Galveston
  • Laura McElfresh, Texas A&M Galveston
  • Nerissa Lindsey, Texas A&M International
  • Ryan Steans, Texas Digital Library

View the Webinar Slides:


Release of DSpace 5 Webinar (first)

December 7, 2015 | 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM (CST)

Presenter:

  • Ryan Steans, Assistant Director, Texas Digital Library 

Join the Texas Digital Library (TDL) DSpace 5 Working Group for an upcoming webinar on the release of DSpace 5. There is no cost to TDL members.

Members of the TDL DSpace 5 Working Group:

  • Susan Elkins, Angelo State University
  • Robert Luttrell, Texas Tech University
  • Le Yang, Texas Tech University
  • Alexandra Mitchell, Texas A&M Galveston
  • Laura McElfresh, Texas A&M Galveston
  • Nerissa Lindsey, Texas A&M International
  • Ryan Steans, Texas Digital Library

View the Webinar Slides: 

View the Webinar Recording: